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. today the government gave their closing arguments for the sentencing phase, and hassan said he would not give a statement at all. so again it was silence from hassan. then shortly after that the jury was allowed to begin deliberations. it took them just under three hours, tony, to come to this unanimous verdict verdict. >> reporter: the judge told them not to speak about this trial until sentencing was over. we're told that should start in the next five or ten minutes. also we expect reaction from fort hood public affairs who has been documenting step by step how this court-martial has played out. >> heidi zhou, if you would, the moment when that news conference is about to begin give us a head up and we'll be back to you. jeffrey, good to see you again. thanks for joining us. i take it you're not surprised at all that in a da nadal hassas sentenced to death. >> reporter: no, i was not surprised. i don't think it would have made a significant difference if he had made a statement. your viewers should understand that because the rote is done by secret written ballot, and only one no-v
phase begins for army major nadal hassan. hassan was convicted in the army shooting spree that took place in 2009. 13 people were killed and 40 people were injured. the sentencing phase is expected to last two to three days and the jury will hear impact statement from those who were impacted by the mass shooting. we go to a military prosecutor and law professor o, thank you r being with us. >> thank you for having me. >> do you think hassan is going to get the death penalty? >> well, in my opinion the case for the death penalty is very compelling. there is uncontested proof of his mass murder, and what we're seeing today is presentation of evidence that indicates how devastating these crimes were to the victims and the victims' families. that's the standard we use to decide whether or not to ajudge death. it only takes one no-vote, and he will not be sentenced to death. >> this seems perfunctory but they still refer to hassan as major. will they strip him of his title. >> they don't have the authority to strip hassan of h his rank. they can give a dismissal which is a dishonorable d
shooter taking the stand. nadal hassan takes the stand during the sentencing phase of his trial. >>> churches are questioning the use of vaccinations. >> at this hour the united states and its allies appear to be moving forward with plans for military action against syria. the aim would be-to-deter the use of chemical weapons by the syrian government. ritters says that the opposition has been told to expect a strike president obama has not yet decided on any military action. the u.n. inspection team on the ground in syria has postponed it's chemical weapons investigation due to safety concerns. meanwhile, syrian government said syria will defend itself. >> we all hear the drums of war being beaten around us. if these countries are willing to launch an aggression or military action against syria i believe the pretext of chemical weapons is false, basil base led groundless. i dare them to produce any piece of evidence. >> we go to lebanon, the capitol of beirut. what are you hearing that some type of military action could happen very, very soon. >> reporter: well, there are two sc
that a military jury in texas is going to be wrestling with for army major nadal hassan. he was convicted friday in the fort hood shooting spree back in 2009. 13 people killed and 14 people injured in that attack. heidi joe joins us on the fencing face. >> reporter: court is still in session. hassan is in the courtroom, and what stands out most is his demeanor. it's not changed at all since before he was convicted as a mass murderer. now, he is still sitting in that wheelchair. he's dressed in camo uniform. he has that beard. and to give you a picture of how unaffected he appears. he got into a brief discussion with the government about how to calculate his initial date in the service with the military. none of the content of that argument really matter, but the fact that he just talked about it like this was any other day, that really stood out. dell, this isn't any other day. this is when this jury, 13 military officers, will determine if he lives or dies. the judge cautioned him not to continue to represent himself. and hassan said he still wants to be his own lawyer. at this point, dell, i d
by hassan will be taking the stand, plus three more of the wounded will be giving their testimony, bringing the total number of witnesses for the government to just around 20. the bigger question is what, if anything will hassan say when it's his turn. he did ask the judge for a break between the government's case and his own, indicating he is planning something, but morgan, you just never know what will come out of this guys mouth. he already indicated that if he were given the death penalty, he would consider himself a martyr. >> you mentioned the death penalty, heidi. what kind of problems would the death penalty really present? >> well, if he is sentenced to death as expected here, it would really present a case that doesn't have any precedence in u.s. history. the last u.s. soldier to be executed was in 1961, and he was hanged by the neck. that just gives you an indication of how much time has passed since the last execution. there are five soldiers currently on death row. one has been there for 25 years, so if hassan continues this pattern of condemning himself and waives his rights,
it keeps it. >>> former army major nadal hassan spoke three words today, the defense rests. >> reporter: he had wanted to tell jurors he killed u.s. soldiers to save muslim lives in afghanistan, but the military judge deemed that argument irrelevant. the american-born nadal hassan was limited to addressing the fact of the case, the facts the accused agrees with. >>> most observers would call this an unique trial. not only is hassan representing himself, but he told the jury on day one that he is the shooter. he's charged with 16 murders one was a civilian. in his case against hassan prosecutors painted a scene of heroism and chaos during the attack. 89 prosecutors witnesses took the stand. a retired staff sergeant who was shot seven times. a police officer who shot the attacker in the hand preventing him from reloading and allowing her partner to take him down. one by one the victims walked past hassan in his wheelchair, some looked at him in the eye and all described him as the shooter. hassan declined to call any defense witnesses. he declined to present a case. hassan, a former army psyc
words in his defense today, he said the dents rests. hassan is defending himself against murder charges in the shooting rampage at fort hood in 2009. he admits killing 13 people and wounding 30 others, heidi has more. >> reporter: he wanted to tell jurors he killed u.s. soldiers to save muslim lives in afghanistan. but the military judge deemed that argument irrelevant. the american-born hassan was limited to addressing the facts of the case. facts the accused agrees with. most observers would call this a very unique trial. not only is hassan representing himself, he also told the injury on day one, that he is the shooter. he is charged with 13 murders, 12 of the victim were soldiers, one was a is gillian who use cid claire to rush him to try to stop the shooting. their case, they pointed a scene of hero i remember anism and kae attack. 89 witnesses tack the stand, a retired staff charge who was shot seven times aircraft police officer who shot the attacker in the hand preventing him from reloading and allowing her partner to take him down. one by one, the victims walked past hassan in
question no one for his defense? >> hassan spoke four words in court this morning. the defense has rested. he called on no witnesses, and he told the judge that he does not want the jury to consider any lesser offenses like voluntary manslaughter. this leads us to a quick ramp to the defense portion of the court-martial. the fact that hassan was barred from using the one argument that he would like to use, saying he was targeting u.s. soldiers in defense of muslim lives in afghanistan. early on in the legal process the judge said that argument is irrelevant. leading us with just the fact of the case which hassan has never disputed telling jurors on day one of this court-martial that he is the shooter. the jury has been dismissed until tomorrow when they'll reconvene for closing statement and deliberations. heidi jo castro, al jazeera, fort hood, texas. >> a sensing is underway in the case of staff sergeant bales. bales has pleaded guilty to murders and they want him to face life behind bars. we're live in washington. so, alan, this has been really an emotional case, as you can imagine, ta
. >> a military court trying army major nadal hassan said he used ththe fort as his own kill zone. we have more now from fort hood. >> reporter: his silence did not surprise anyone. the army major who confessed to the worst mass shooting on a military installation gave no closing argument. he said all along that he's the killer. >> reporter: it's exceedingly rare where you have the prosecution and the defense essentially agreeing to the defense's guilt. >> reporter: law professor chris jenks led the army's law branch. he said the jury will find hassan guilty. they're looking through 700 pieces of evidence from the prosecution, including bullets removed from the victims. paper towels hassan stuffed into his pockets to mask the sound of 420 clinching rounds and the pistols he admitted used to kill 13 people. guilt will be clearcut for the jury. it's the sentencing phase that will face more questions. jurors will have to decide between life in prison and death. jenks notes the u.s. has not executed a u.s. service member since 1961. >> so historically that would suggest that major hassan will langu
their account to report both attacks. >>> army major nadal hassan had nothing to say in his trial. now he'll be facing life or death. he was convicted of shooting friday by the same jury. they heard testimony from victims and arguments from prosecution but hassan denied opportunities to speak. we'll have updates as they develop. >>> shakespeare has new fans in a prison of illinois. othello.revised as a hip hot tragedy. it's a tragedy tailor made for the hip hot era. [♪ singing ] only this script is 400 years old. just recently freshened up with a modern touch. >> we've been told stories since we were a little kid in rhyme all the time. >> you need to focus on what you're doing, make sure you think before with you react or otherwise catastrophic events can happen. >> reporter: having performed all over the world, this is the first true captive audience for the brothers. >> everyone has a chance to make a new life for themselves. the end of the play says why we're here. >> we really didn't realize sort of how that line would resonate until we were doing it, and they were like, that means
's president hassan has acknowledged for the first time that chemical weapons have been used in syria. he said and i quote, many of the innocent people of syria have been injured and martyred by chemical agents and this is unfortunate. he also said the! ic republic gives notice to the international committee to use all its might to prevent the use of these weapons anywhere in the world, especially in syria. let's get more now from michael stephens. he is a researcher at the royal united services institute. welcome once again. >> hi. >> and thank you for coming in to speak to us. this is unpress debited, isn't it? iran acknowledging that chemical weapons have been used and also russia weighing in saying the syrian government should allow u.n. inspectors to decide if that alleged attack near damascus is the tide changing. >> well, i think it is very obvious that there were some chemical agents used. if you look at iranian, they are very sensitive to the chemical issue. and eit would not suit them to sit silent, when they know this amount of deaths had happened. but obviously the russians and the
are resolved. justice has been served. >> our producer inside the courtroom said major hassan gave no reaction when the jury sentenced him today. casey siegel live at fort hood. casey, were there tears inside the courtroom today? >> yeah, harris, there were a few. not from hassan clearly, but rather from some of the family members of victims, victims of the 13 who were killed here on this day, november day, back in 2009. today was really about them, if you think about it. it was finally getting some closure nearly four years later. people like the mother of specialist jason hunt. he was just 22 years old, had been married only 2 1/2 months until nidal hasan walked into that packed medical processing building and gunned him down. >> anyone who would use their religion to commit acts of terrorism serves no god except their own hatred and self-interest. nidal hasan is a coward and an unrepentant murderer. >> now in the coming days, hassan will be transported to military death row located at fort leavenworth in kansas. the 42-year-old will be dismissed from the military, his pay stops immediately.
the testimony of witnesses of how he charged hassan with a chair and tried to stop him and killed while trying to protect others. >> this is a long and exhausting process. we are tired and we are hurt. but we are resolved. justice has been served. . >> the sad reality is it could take years if not decade physical hasan dies by lethal injection. hassan did not appeal we should note, it is just standard for any capitol case for the military. a soldier hasn't been executed in this count row since 1961 and 5 sit on death row in kansas. hassan will join them and sit there while the appeal's process plays out. and military appeals court have overturned 11 of 16 death sentences handed down. and that is why the judge here and the prosecutions worked so hard to make sure every letter of the law was followed so hasan's case is not one of them. shannon in ncasy, thank you very much. >> and joining us now is retired sergeant luns ford who was shot sen times by hasan. and one bullet is still lodged in his back. we'll get your reaction to the sentence? >> well, i am glad they gave him the death sentence, ho
for slaughtering 13 people at ft. hood. now it appears that nang middle hassan will get what many say he wanted all along -- a death sentence. >>> i'm john berman, filling in for jake tapper today. we begin with the the national lead. they came from all over the country, by car, by train, by bus, 250,000 people packed into the national mall here in washington, d.c. the day was hot, they marched through the nation's capital. they were standing in the sun mopping sweat from their brows when the moment arrived, when dr. martin luther king jr. shared his dream. >> i have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. i have a dream today. >>> it became clear that day with it wasn't clear already that change was coming. this was the scene at the national mall on that day, august 28th, 1963. and this was the scene at the mall today. on the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. 50 years since dr. king took the podium with a vision of abraham lincoln looking on from the memorial perch.
: separate juries delivered guilty verdicts today in two high profile military cases. army major nadal hassan was convicted of murder for the deadly shooting spree aimed at unarmed u.s. soldiers at fort hood, texas.
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if syria collapses. >> it appears iran has joined russia as an ally of syria. president hassan rouhani reportedly said iran will work with russia to avoid a strike if possible. earlier i spoke from someone from the plowshares fund, a foundation aimed at preventing the use of weapons of mass destruction. i asked him how he thinks iran will get involved. >> iran's political changes have been fascinating to watch. in washington there has been a perception that iranian politics will be different now going forward, certainly on the nuclear negotiations. that is the backdrop for the debate on syria. there is concern among many in the expert community that this new put until opening with iran could be close if military operation in syria is not go the right direction. we have seen moves by the administration to try to soft and the rhetoric. the president of iran has put out some tweets that imply that chemical weapons are, from his perspective, something to be deplored. it is unclear how this is going to unfold. certainly iran as a player in the region and it is going to have a vote in what h
with a 2009 shooting at fort hood, texas. hassan reportedly showed no reaction as the verdict was read out. the jury must decide if the former army psychologist should face the death penalty. >> coming up in one minute, you will not hear the tax man in germany complaining these days. >> and his news of the impending retirement of the head of microsoft. that in n n >> welcome back, everyone. the economic climate in europe might be rough, but the german tax man is doing just fine. >> 8.5 billion euros came in more than expected. german manufacturers are managing to sell their goods abroad, and the domestic market is also looking very rosy. >> spending money is good for the economy if you can afford it. that's not an issue for a lot of people in germany. they have jobs. they have money, and they are paying taxes, which adds up to more revenue for the state. exports is another important engine of germany's economy, and sales are up despite slowing growth in asia. >> german engineering drives exports, and manufacturers are quick to and -- quick to adapt. this growth in sales to china despite we
's going on down at ft. hood with major nadal hassan. he is saying he is a radical islamist, he wanted to kill americans, and the judge is denying certain evidence because she felt it was too old and for -- we're almost four years on that and a year on the benghazi and we still haven't figured it out and the administration is sending a signal that is confusing anybody who understands what's going on in the global war on terror. it's confusing me and i know exactly where we ought to be going. >> general, is it possible that the people who are really confused are the leaders of this president's national security team, perhaps this president himself, when they are supporting the muslim brotherhood, which has acted exactly counter to u.s. interests when it comes to the government and the policies of egypt? general, this is a president who is acting as though he is supportive and clearly so of the muslim brotherhood and radical islamists and my lord, when you bring up the nadal hassan, this man is not a terrorist in the eyes of this administration, but rather he perpetrated workplace violen
hassan is facing the penalty phase of his trial. on friday a military jury convicted hassan of 25 charge including meditated murder. hay san was convicted of murder for the 2009 shooting spree against unarmed soldiers at fort hood texas. >>> a woman from new mexico is trying to help victims of domestic abuse in a very interesting way. she's offering tattoo removal. >> i will apply the laser. >> reporter: this is a consultation, a conversation, a chat, to change a life. from her office in albuquerque, new mexico, she's trying to help the victims of domestic abuse. she offers free tattoo removal. the physical signs of psychological damage. >> i think we need to recognize this is a form of branding, and like i tell everybody this is the superficial. this is what is on top. we should be extremely concerned about the acts and events that took place that caused these type of brands to take place. there are so many more horrific stories that are underneath. >> reporter: removeel affidavit tattoo could take months even years depending how big and how deep the tattoo is scarred. dawn's patient vi
president hassan rohani. but iran might mobilize it's other ally in the region, hezbollah. >> iran has limited impact to retaliate in a terror fashion. this is a natural response run prefers to use proxy groups in the form of terrorism, and an attack on israel is the likely expected reaction from the regime. >> reporter: the attacks could be launched on israel by hezbollah in the south of lebanon. it's known that they have rockets capable of hitting all the way here to tel aviv. that's a major israeli fear. a strike from america and its allies is on the cards. we just don't know when it might come. but as syria's ambassador to the u.n. said the country right now is in a state of war and preparing for the worse. >> that's john terrett reporting. bam as der. when you look at that bam and when you, might that be the reason why there has been hesitancy to get involved with syria. >> i don't think so at all. i think that if the united states wished to apply direct military force to take out the syrian air force, for example, it could do so. we face terrorist threats were hezbollah and iran
of the death penalty. >> but a death sentence gives hassan what he wants. he has already told mention health evaluators he wanted to become a martyr and his court martial defense reflected it. hasan acted as his own lawyer admitting to the crimes in his opening statements. some survivors are con floithd which sentence brings a greater sense of justice: the death penalty or life behind bars. to reach a death sentence, the jury vote must be unanimous and it would immediately trigger a series of automatic appeals that could drag on for years. >> if there is a vote against the death penalty, it's not necessarily going to be a reflection that they think the crime was somehow mitigated. i think it will because one or two members simply decides that it would be a more appropriate penalty for nadal hasan to spend the rest of his life under army custody at fort levenworth in a wheelchair and i think that's a possibility. >> the u.s. has not executed a military service member since 1961. currently, five u.s. soldiers sit on death row. one has been there for 25 years. ultimately, the president must si
hassan was sentenced to death. the jury came back with the maximum penalty. >>> a montana judge has apologized for saying a 14-year-old rape victim was as much in control of the situation as her rapist. that is hard to believe. but the teen committed suicide a few years after that rape and the judge now says his comments were demeaning to all women but he actually stands by the 30 day sentence that he gave the rapist. now the victim's mother is still, like much of us, in disbelief. >> i was horrified. i don't believe in justice anymore. it was a joke. >> a protest outside of the courthouse is scheduled for later today. >>> a multiple tractor trailer, or several of them, in fact, and cars, they were involved in this, check it out, fiery crash in western ohio late last night. an inferno erupted on interstate 75 causing police to close all lanes. two people died in that wreck. >> here's a talker, an albino alligator is receiving the spa treatment by getting acupuncture to relief his pain. i didn't even know that existed. but zoo workers say the gator has shown improvement since beginni
. >>> major nadal hassan's trial begins tomorrow. a jury will decide if he should receive the death penalty. anna warner was in the courtroom as the verdicts were announced on friday. >> reporter: major nadal hassan looked out as the jury voted unanimously that he was guilty on 13 counts of premeditated murder and guilty of 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. over 13 days prosecutors laid out a detailed case to convince the jury that hasan came to believe he had a jihad duty to kill soldiers. then carried out a plan to do that. he they showed evidence he trained for months at a shooting range. then hid two guns and 420 rounds of ammunition in his army fatigues. then went to a medical building where members of his unit were preparing to deploy. witnesses told of a scene of terror and chaos as hasan opened fire on a group of 45 unarmed soldiers. they listened as a pregnant soldier, private velez, begged for mercy saying my baby my baby before she was shot and killed. has hasan admitted i am the shooter, in his open ing statements. he didn't testify or call wi
. >>> and the sentencing phase set to begin monday in the fort hood shooting court-martial. could major nidal hassan get the death penalty for his crimes? our legal panel weighs in straight ahead. any last requests mr. baldwin? do you mind grabbing my phone and opening the capital one purchase eraser? i need to redeem some venture miles before my demise. okay. it's easy to erase any recent travel expense i want. just pick that flight right there. mmm hmmm. give it a few taps,'s taken care of. this is pretty easy, and i see it works on hotels too. you bet. now if you like that, press the red button on top. ♪ how did he not see that coming? what's in your wallet? first wait till summer. then get the cars ready. now add the dodge part. ♪ the dodge summer clearance event. right now get 0% financing for to 72 months and no payments for 90 days on all dodge vehicles. it's a reality check. i had my reality check when i'd be sitting there with my friends who had their verizon phones and i'd be sitting there like "mine's still loading!" i couldn't get email. i couldn't stream movies. i couldn't uplo
that convict nadal hassan of the deadly shooting he admitted to at fort hood, texas must now decide if he gets the death penalty or life in prison. there are 13 members on the panel and they meet tomorrow in the now penalty phase of his court marshall. the -- court martial. he was found guilty of 13 counts of murder in the mass shooting in 2009. let's talk to our legal panel. kesha is a defense attorney and former prosecutor and david schwartz is a defense attorney and former prosecutor as well. thanks to both of you for coming in. >> thank you. >> let's start by talking about this death penalty case and the fact, david, that they must sit again now and make a judgment. the families will speak. he may speak too. they want justice. the death penalty is it for some. that makes him a martyr in his mind and a life sentence for others. how do they weigh and balance it? >> they will weigh the mitigating factors versus the33 aggravating factors. the aggravating factors -- the heinous part of this crime and the amount of vehicle times and the mass -- victims and the mass shootings in this crime is so
of the ft. hood massacre, nadal hassan could get the death penalty. >>> and this is a live look at eden prairie, minnesota. the big story there tonight, the heat wave in that area. temperatures were forecast to approach a record 98 in the twin cities today with humidity making it feel like 100 to 110. that's pretty hot for those minnesotaens. that's a live look from outside the beltway from special report. we'll be right back. chances are, you're not made of money, so don't overpay for at insurance. geico, you're not made of money, see how much you could save. they're the days to take care of business.. when possibilities become reality. with centurylink as your trusted partner, our visionary cloud infrastructure and global broadband network free you to focus on what matters. with custom communications solutions and responsive, dedicated support, we constantly evolve to meet your needs. every day of the week. centurylink® your link to what's next. she was a picky eater. we now i'm her dietitian... ...anlast year, she wasn'tating so well. so i recommended boost complete nutritional drin
of a civil war. >> sentencing begins today for major nadal hassan. he was convicted in the 2009 shooting rampage in fort hood texas. he says it was carried out to protect those abroad. now the jury will decide whether hassan should be executed or spend the rest of his life in prison. >>> from texas this morning, the chilling call to 911 from a boy home alone when burglars broke in. terrified and alone last tuesday, deion murdoch called police. >> they just broke the window ma'am. >> they just broke the window. what room are you in. >> my mother's room right now, please hurry. >> i am, stay on the phone with me. >> the dispatcher told him to lock himself in the closet. >> i'm going to have to whisper now because i think they're coming in. >> do you have weapons inside the closet. >> no, ma'am. please hurry. >> they are. they are. they're turning on your street. >> as police drew closer so are the intruders. they're in here. >> they're inside the room now. they're inside the bedroom where he is at. then dead silence for nearly a minute. are you there deion? just stay there. the officers, i
whether dimaggio might be their biological father. >>> closing arguments psychiatrist turned killer hassan argued against allowing the jury to discuss lesser charges. he offered no defense and did not testify. >>> the national archives released the final watergate tapes on the day four of his top advisers resigned, caught on tape saying he would never talk about watergate again and received phone calls of support. >>> got to show you this incredible video of a sinkhole swallowing an entire row of trees in assumption parish, louisiana. this sinkhole has been expanding for over a year. officials think it was caused by the drilling of a well into an underground salt mine. it's shocking to watch this happen just before your eyes and after a while it's like nothing happened. >> you're sure it wasn't a gator. >> sure it wasn't a gator-nado. >> i've watched "swamp people." >> we will have an investigation. >> shoot 'em, shoot 'em! i watch large amounts of reality shows. >> we need an intervention. indra, kate? >> believe me this is the least of my problems. >> no kidding. indra is keeping track o
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